Period
to 8 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West London > Hounslow
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 13 17
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 16 19 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hounslow 15.24% 7.85% 7.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.11% 40.43% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 17
Median daily rate £543 £535 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.40% +7.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £510 £243 £337
90th Percentile £636 £686 £600
West London median daily rate £505 £525 £494
% change year-on-year -3.81% +6.33% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £11.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.17% -
West London median hourly rate - £11.63 £11.50
% change year-on-year - +1.09% -4.17%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Hounslow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 38 47 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 36.19% 19.42% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 36
Median daily rate £575 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £440 £203 £213
90th Percentile £659 £688 £600
West London median daily rate £510 £500 £413
% change year-on-year +2.00% +21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £52.50 £21.85 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.27% +90.00% -
10th Percentile £51.25 £11.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £35.42 £24.87
Median hourly rate £52.50 £19.75 £31.88
% change year-on-year +165.82% -38.04% -15.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hounslow

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hounslow.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in Hounslow.

Daily rate trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in Hounslow.

Hourly rate trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contract Job Locations in Hounslow

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hounslow region over the 6 months to 8 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Feltham +8 8 £510 -4.67%
Brentford +8 7 £620 -3.88%
Chiswick +3 1 - -
QA
West London

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hounslow region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (93.75%) DevOps
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) Python
4 8 (50.00%) Tableau
4 8 (50.00%) Analytics
4 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (50.00%) AWS
4 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 8 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (50.00%) Public Cloud
4 8 (50.00%) Scorecard
4 8 (50.00%) Tableau Server
5 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure as Code
5 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
5 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 7 (43.75%) Azure
6 6 (37.50%) BDD
6 6 (37.50%) GitHub
6 6 (37.50%) Google
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) Software Delivery
6 6 (37.50%) GCP
6 6 (37.50%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (37.50%) git-flow

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) AWS
2 7 (43.75%) Azure
3 6 (37.50%) GCP
3 6 (37.50%) GitHub
4 1 (6.25%) IaaS
4 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Tableau
1 8 (50.00%) Tableau Server
2 1 (6.25%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) git-flow
3 3 (18.75%) JUnit
4 2 (12.50%) ESLint
4 2 (12.50%) webpack
5 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) Mockito
5 1 (6.25%) Postman
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Developer
3 8 (50.00%) AWS Developer
3 8 (50.00%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (50.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) AWS Software Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) DevOps Developer
3 8 (50.00%) Python Developer
3 8 (50.00%) Python Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) Python Software Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (50.00%) Tableau Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Scala Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Akka
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) Jest
2 2 (12.50%) Redux
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Avro
3 1 (6.25%) Kafka
3 1 (6.25%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (6.25%) React
3 1 (6.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
2 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) AIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) DevOps
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Analytics
3 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Scorecard
3 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (37.50%) BDD
5 6 (37.50%) Deployment Automation
5 6 (37.50%) Issue Tracking
5 6 (37.50%) Software Delivery
5 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) OOD
8 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) UX Design
8 2 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Python
2 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) Scala
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Cadence